"I'm So Paid" is the second single from American singer Akon's third studio album, Freedom. The song features additional vocals from rappers Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy, and was released as a digital download worldwide and a physical single in France only on October 4, 2008.

"I'm So Paid"
Single by Akon featuring Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy
from the album Freedom
ReleasedOctober 4, 2008 (2008-10-04) (U.S.)
  • Aliaune Thiam
  • Dwayne Carter
  • Jay Jenkins
  • Noel Fisher
  • Peter Tindall
Producer(s)Noel "Detail" Fisher, Akon
Akon singles chronology
"Right Now (Na Na Na)"
"I'm So Paid"
"Body on Me"
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Cuddy Buddy"
"I'm So Paid"
"All My Life (In the Ghetto)"
Young Jeezy singles chronology
"I'm So Paid"
"Crazy World"
Music video
"I'm So Paid" on YouTube

Composition Edit

The song is in the key of F# major. In his opening verse, Akon mentions Jamaican Olympic Athlete Usain Bolt due to the sprinter’s love of his music. Fellow Olympian Michael Phelps is referenced in Young Jeezy's verse.

Music video Edit

A music video for the track was filmed in September 2008 in Miami. Akon said that it would be a James Bond kind of video. The video features Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy, and was directed by Gil Green. DJ Khaled and T-Pain are featured as a cameo. Konvict Muzik artists Kardinal Offishall, Billy Blue, Tami Chynn, Bu Thiam, and Cash Money artist Lil Chuckee were also featured in a cameo.[1] The video was released on October 30, 2008.[2] Clothing brand Coogi underwrote the entire $1-million production cost for the video.[3] The music video begins with Akon entering a yacht off a helicopter, giving the female dealer (Tami Chynn) a diamond in exchange for money. As Akon and another woman leave, the dealer discovers the jewelry gone, and asks her assistants to get them. Akon and the woman escape by boat and car. As Akon parked the car, he gave the money to the girl in exchange for the diamond. The girl later discovers that the money is fake.

Track listing Edit

  • French CD single
  1. "I'm So Paid" (Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy) – 4:23
  2. "I'm So Paid" (Feat. Lil Wayne) (No Rap) – 3:22

Charts Edit

Weekly charts Edit

Weekly chart performance for "I'm So Paid"
Chart (2008–2009) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 91
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 41
European Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[6] 53
France (SNEP)[7] 15
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[8] 86
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 21
UK Singles (OCC)[10] 59
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 31
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 47
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[13] 18

Year-end charts Edit

Year-end chart performance for "I'm So Paid"
Chart (2009) Position
France (SNEP)[14] 69

Certifications Edit

Certifications for "I'm So Paid"
Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Silver 200,000
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum 1,000,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References Edit

  1. ^ Akon (Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy) - Making Of "I'm So Paid" [Behind The Scenes]. Accessed October 23, 2008.
  2. ^ Akon (Feat. Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne) - I'm So Paid official video.
  3. ^ Chmielewski, Dawn C. (2008-12-23). "Labels, websites in video tussle - Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 11.
  5. ^ "Akon Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Akon – Chart Search" Billboard European Hot 100 Singles for Akon.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Akon feat. Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy – I'm So Paid" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200927 into search.
  9. ^ "Akon feat. Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy – I'm So Paid". Singles Top 100.
  10. ^ "Akon: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Akon Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Akon Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Akon Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Top de l'année Top Singles 2009" (in French). SNEP. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  15. ^ "British single certifications – Akon ft Lil Wayne/Young Jeezy – I'm So Paid". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 21, 2023.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Akon – I'm So Paid". Recording Industry Association of America.